DeVry experiences boost in student enrollment in 2010College officials from Devry Inc. revealed that enrollment numbers in its online degree and nursing programs have grown by double digits, according to BusinessWeek.

Job opportunities are expected to grow in the healthcare industry in light of the recent passage of legislation will urge more people to enter into the medical profession. As a result, DeVry’s Chamberlain College of Nursing has seen a 42 percent boost in enrollment since 2009. Furthermore, registration for online courses has also increased by 21 percent.

College officials told the news source that while new student enrollment for undergraduate programs has decreased since 2009, the overall number of students has increased by 15 percent over the past year.

Other campuses under the DeVry education umbrella, like Carrington College and Carrington College California reported, 5,688 new students and a total student population of 11,695 between both schools. The for-profit education provider is currently comprised of 18 different campuses nationwide.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, the growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 2 percent increase in the overall college student population. Furthermore, nearly 5.6 million students took at least one web-based course in the fall semester of 2009.

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